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BSN to MSN Programs in Ohio

Nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can earn an MSN, or Master of Science in Nursing, at one of many schools in Ohio. Several MSN programs allow students to select focus areas within their program. Read more about these Ohio schools and their program options below.

Capital University

Capital University's MSN program is available to licensed nurses who have a BSN with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0. Students can customize their program curriculum by choosing a focus in nursing education, legal studies, or administration, or they could complete a dual-degree program, such as an MSN/JD (Juris Doctor) or MSN/MBA (Master of Business Administration).

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University offers an MSN program specifically for nurses who hold a BSN; a Master of Nursing is offered for those who hold a bachelor's degree in another field. The MSN program has focus areas in adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, education with population focus, family systems psychiatric mental health nursing, family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, nursing anesthesia, pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner in acute care, nurse midwifery, and women's health nurse practitioner.

Cedarville University

The MSN program at Cedarville University has five concentration options: family nurse practitioner, nurse educator, global public health nursing, nursing leadership in healthcare improvement, and pediatric nurse practitioner. Courses are delivered online, and students who choose a nurse practitioner concentration will participate in four on-campus sessions during their program.

Franklin University

Franklin University's MSN program is available to nurses with a BSN who are interested in advancing their skills in practice as well as leadership. Students can choose a family nurse practitioner specialization and complete their program in as little as 27 months, or they could complete the generalized MSN program and finish in as little as 18 months.

Lourdes University

Lourdes University offers an online MSN program which with a nurse educator specialization, which can be completed in eight semesters (43 credits), and a nurse leader specialization, which can be completed in seven semesters (34 credits). In addition, Lourdes University offers an on-campus MSN program with a focus in nurse anesthesia which consists of 28 months of full-time instruction and clinical practice.

Malone University

At Malone University, nursing students can complete an MSN in 24 to 36 months through online and onsite instruction in a faith-based environment focused on values and exceptional care. Students can choose between the family nurse practitioner track or the adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner track, and they have the option to complete a Graduate Certificate in Nurse Education during their program.

Mercy College of Ohio

Mercy College of Ohio has an BSN to MSN program which consists of 36 credit hours and has two concentration options: nursing education and nursing leadership. The courses are completed online over six semesters in eight-week sessions, which enables students to complete the program within two years; the clinical practicum can be completed at an approved facility nearby to students.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Mount Carmel College of Nursing offers an MSN program with both hybrid and online options to nurses with at least two years of work experience and a BSN with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students can choose a specialization in adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (hybrid, 48 credits), family nurse practitioner (hybrid, 48 credits), nursing administration (hybrid, 34 credits), or nursing education (online, 34 credits).

Mount Saint Joseph University

The MSN program at Mount Saint Joseph University allows students to specialize in education, clinical nurse leader, or administration. The program typically takes two years and consists of 10-week online courses, a specialty-focused clinical practicum, and three campus visits per course each semester.

Xavier University

Xavier University offers their 36-credit, two-year MSN program to nurses and non-nurses who hold a BSN both on campus and online. Students can specialize their MSN degree in administration, education, forensics, family nurse practitioner, general studies, health care law, or informatics. They could also complete a dual degree, such as a MSN/MBA, MSN/MEd (Master of Science in Education), or MSN/MSCJ (Master of Science in Criminal Justice).

School Name Program Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
Capital University MSN $11,700
Case Western Reserve University MSN
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$45,168
Cedarville University MSN $9,594
Franklin University MSN $16,080
Lourdes University MSN $11,700
Malone University MSN $10,710
Mercy College of Ohio MSN $11,232
Mount Carmel College of Nursing MSN $11,403
Mount Saint Joseph University MSN $13,180
Xavier University MSN $11,700

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Many schools in Ohio offer a Master of Science in Nursing program for those who have already earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; many of these programs also require nurses to be licensed and have work experience. Students may be able to choose a concentration for their MSN, such as pediatrics, midwifery, anesthesia, or leadership.